You might have noticed a new trend emerging on TikTok, where users include '[AS]' in their videos and hashtags. If you're not sure of the meaning behind it, we're here to help.
TikTokers are posting videos and photos with an '[AS]' logo appearing somewhere in them, as well as in the hashtags.
The '[AS]' or '[Adult Swim]' logos in TikTok videos and hashtags means 'Adult Swim,' as in Cartoon Network's after hours channel, Adult Swim. The channel hosts uncensored shows such as Rick and Morty, which are targeted at over 18's.
TikTok creators are using clips of random videos or photos to recreate Adult Swim's bumpers (or bumps for short), which were used to advertise the channel when it first emerged.
Adult Swim used bumpers before and after an advert to advertise the channel. They're essentially short clips of random videos, which can be anything from old people in a swimming pool to a dog video calling the viewer.
These bumpers all had the signature '[AS]' or '[Adult Swim]' in them. Have a look at Adult Swim's best bumpers in the video player below.
Much like Friends bloopers, people love the unique and quirky concept behind Adult Swim's bumpers, which is why they've become a part of TV nostalgia for many.
And now, TikTok creators are celebrating and recreating the iconic bumps.
Videos with the hashtag #adultswim have racked up more than 781.3 million views, and the official Adult Swim TikTok channel has got 1.3 million followers.
Adult Swim was launched as a way for Cartoon Network to experiment with uncensored, adult content. After it's success, Adult Swim became its own channel in 2001.
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